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I have a story to share about an unhealthy relationship. I was heartbroken but I am definitely doing very well now. I’ve been seeing a therapist every week once a week since we broke up. We dated for a year and a half. When we started dating everything was amazing. He went out of his way to make me feel good and do nice things for me. Further into the relationship I realized he didn’t actually enjoy doing any of those things. I felt like I was tricked into the relationship. Who I agreed to date wasn’t the guy I thought he was. I was too deeply in love by that time so I chose to ignore it. Soon enough he started lying to me and hiding things. I would constantly catch him and he would make me feel bad for making him feel bad. Some how I was apologizing for things like confronting him for going to lunch with another girl and hiding it from me. I excused his irrational behavior because he was actually diagnosed as bipolar. There’s nothing wrong with having a mental disorder. However, he refused to take his medication and what he was doing to me was mentally abusive. He wanted to make me feel bad and it was like walking on egg shells. What I learned from therapy and what I’d like to share with other girls is that you have to trust your gut. I learned that my body was constantly telling me that this wasn’t right. I had constantly night terrors and anxiety attacks but I continued to blame myself. I feel so deeply for every girl out there who has been in a mentally abusive relationship. It’s very hard to get your confidence back.

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